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Author Topic: Pickleball  (Read 5607 times)

MuggsyB

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Pickleball
« on: August 23, 2022, 08:03:39 PM »
Apparently this is the fastest growing "sport" in our country.  I love badminton, racketball, and especially ping pong/ table tennis.  Am I missing the nuances of Pickleball? 

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2022, 08:11:00 PM »
It is a sport.  It is growing fast.  The top  players are entertaining to watch.   What nuance are you looking for?
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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2022, 08:21:53 PM »
It is a sport.  It is growing fast.  The top  players are entertaining to watch.   What nuance are you looking for?

I'm just curious what distinguishes a great pickleballer from those In other racket sports?  I have watched pro table tennis and Badminton pros up close, they're incredible. 

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2022, 08:23:01 PM »
I'm just curious what distinguishes a great pickleballer from those In other racket sports?  I have watched pro table tennis and Badminton pros up close, they're incredible.

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2022, 08:25:39 PM »
I'm just curious what distinguishes a great pickleballer from those In other racket sports?  I have watched pro table tennis and Badminton pros up close, they're incredible.
Same things, really.  Reflexes, eye-hand coordination, technique, love of competition, footwork.
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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2022, 08:30:09 PM »
Being good

This isn't an answer.   My guess is you have not watched prime-time ping pong or badminton.  These people are remarkable.  On the flipside I don't see anything special about those "ranked" in pickleball.  Just my personal take.

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2022, 08:30:38 PM »
So go challenge them.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2022, 08:31:47 PM »
This isn't an answer.   My guess is you have not watched prime-time ping pong or badminton.  These people are remarkable.  On the flipside I don't see anything special about those "ranked" in pickleball.  Just my personal take.

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MuggsyB

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2022, 08:33:48 PM »
So go challenge them.

Maybe I should?

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2022, 08:35:23 PM »
Many co workers have taken up the game recreationally.   They are hooked.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2022, 08:38:28 PM »
Many co workers have taken up the game recreationally.   They are hooked.

What I'm asking is if Djokovic or Nadal played pickleball would they lose to the so called top players?  Because I'm certain they would get thumped by the best in ping-pong and badminton.

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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2022, 08:42:14 PM »
The best pickle players move like old time serve and volley tennis players.   Then they sit at the net and dink at each other until somebody makes a mistake.    So I assume all time great tennis players would probably do well at pickle ball.
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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2022, 08:43:42 PM »
The best pickle players move like old time serve and volley tennis players.   Then they sit at the net and dink at each other until somebody makes a mistake.    So I assume all time great tennis players would probably do well at pickle ball.

Exactly!  Thank you for amplifying my point.

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2022, 08:44:50 PM »
That doesn't make it less of a sport.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2022, 08:46:05 PM »
That doesn't make it less of a sport.

I'm not so sure about that but maybe I will play in a tournament.

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2022, 09:15:27 PM »
Looks like a sport that would be very kid friendly.
Not having to deal with a large tennis racquet, overhead serve, large court.

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2022, 09:22:40 PM »
Yikes this thread just made me dumber.

Might need another random animal to get whacked so Muggsy can get back to posting in his wheelhouse.
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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2022, 09:47:51 PM »
Yikes this thread just made me dumber.

Might need another random animal to get whacked so Muggsy can get back to posting in his wheelhouse.

This seems like a non-sequitir and a unprovoked attack on innocent animals.

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2022, 10:13:08 AM »
Paddleball

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2022, 11:30:25 AM »
There's a Pickleball group who has 100% taken over the local tennis courts .. and they are, uh, enthusiastic in the extreme.  30+ people will show up every day for the courts, waiting in line to play.

A year ago .. on the 4th of July, there's a festival and the courts are being used for kid games, just like every 4th. -- PB players show up, and are devastated they can't play, accosting the volunteer running the games with an f-bomb.   Another gal mutters "god damn 4th of July" as she sulks away.

They are .. intense.

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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2022, 11:40:29 AM »
100% hooked on pickleball. Great game.

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2022, 12:43:37 PM »
100% hooked on pickleball. Great game.

I have an older employee that enjoys it as well.

Be careful about knee and shoulder injuries.

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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2022, 12:59:39 PM »
100% hooked on pickleball. Great game.

I've never played.  Is it legal to tattoo the ball with no regard for the safety of your opponent?  I know they're like wiffle balls Goose but I'm pretty sure I could inflict significant damage.  :)

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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2022, 01:43:29 PM »
Muggs

I hit hard as often as possible. I play quite aggressively and like win points with some style on the shot.

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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2022, 02:03:09 PM »
I have an older employee that enjoys it as well.

Be careful about knee and shoulder injuries.

Yessir ...

America Got Obsessed With Pickleball, Then Everyone Got Injured

Is the game actually as "low-impact" as we were all led to believe?

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/health-and-fitness/america-pickleball-player-injuries

Having said that, I'd like to try playing it in the not-too-distant future. I mean, what's a few Achilles tears, wrist fractures and sprained knees among friends?
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